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I have a HPE 519c (64 bit), and upgraded to W8 about a month ago, but had so many problems after the install that I finally reverted back to W7 today. Has anyone else had success with installing W8?

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Hello,

 

Can you describe issues you were having?

 

Win 8 HP drivers for your system are available here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=5155964&task=&

 

Jaco

 

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Thanks for your response. I had already updated the drivers from your weblink.

 

The problems I was having are:

1) when performing a Windows Defender full scan, it would scan for about 40 minutes and then I would get the BSOD (your computer has experienced a problem....) and the computer would restart. Note that a quick scan worked OK.

2) when I tried to make a system image, it would work until about 90% done (during the backing up C: portion) and then the BSOD and a reboot.

3) even when not doing anything, with only the Metro screen up, I would get the BSOD within 30 minutes and the computer would reboot.

 

Since reverting back to W7, I have had no issues.

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Sounds like a driver issue.

 

If you try Win 8 again you should go to Control Panel, System, Advanced System Settings, Startup and Recovery, Settings, then uncheck automatically restart. This will stop the reboot and you can see the error code.

 

Google the error code for possible causes. This should help to isolate what driver is causing the problem.

 

Jaco

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Thanks for your reply. I've set up my computer now for a double-boot of W7 and W8 (haven't installed W8 yet). I'm unsure of how the drivers work - if I install the HP-recommended W8 drivers, will that cause a problem when I boot into W7?

 

Also, how does a double-boot work concerning data files - do the W8 files (example word documents) go to the same location as the W7 files?

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Hi, I also had problem's with windows 8 upgrade, but I spent a week working with Microsoft and we Had to dump out 7 after 8 was installed, and shortly after did a total refresh on windows 8 unfortunally i lost the apts to web cam  I can use it in facebook and Skype but have no idea where it is on my computer, I tried to ask Hp for help my computer is under warrenty, and they wanted to charge  169.00 to help me , never will i buy Hp again I'll go back to toshibba again, and windows 8 didnt come with a media player, I had to upgrade to one, or get a 3rd party one to play Dvd's  , also windows 8 doesnt like Norton Antivirus, so once again money wasted, I should of Stayed with 7   Microsoft really did a good job getting computer running alot better then HP  and they didnt charge me, then I bought windows 8 for dummys and took part in onine courses free of charge.   still have no Idea where my web cam is, but its works with face book, just sucks not knowing where it is to pin a Icon for it.

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A dual boot should work. I am dual booting.

 

Take the Win 8 ISO file you bought from Microsoft and burn to a USB stick. Boot the system using the USB stick and follow the prompts to do a custom or clean install on the newly formatted partition you set up for dual booting.

 

Download all drivers from here http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4132&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=5155...

 

Install drivers in Win 8 and you should be fine.

 

Win 8 will take control of booting and give you an option of running Win 7 or Win 8 at boot. Data files can be stored on a third common internal or external drive. In addition , there is a folder on Win 7 called SWSETUP and within you will find extra software installed by HP on Win 7. I have not tried all Win7 software on my system but I did install PDF Complete on Win 8 with no problems.

 

You can get Windows Media Center free from Microsoft here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/feature-packs if uou are installing Win 8 Pro.

 

Jaco

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Hi,

Please elaborate more on this to understand the exact issue. I have been using Windows 8 Pro (64-Bit) on my 5 years old laptop since months, and never had any issues so far.

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